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Kenna: When can you swear on television and the radio?

A few years ago, I started noticing the “s” word being spoken by characters on television shows during prime time. How is that allowed I wondered? I know as a volunteer radio disc jockey I’m not...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | COLUMN: On the Law

Wanger: A primer on the Social Security Disability process

Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security income are ways for people who are unable to work for at least 12 months to receive income from the federal government. This article will set...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Golden: Reading the fine print to make sure your contract protects you

As a contract and litigation attorney for the past 27 years, I am often asked to evaluate a contract dispute for a client. This could involve contracts for construction, real estate, services or...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Edwards: Colorado Open Records Act goes ‘native’

Important changes to the Colorado Open Records Act went into effect last month. So, what does it mean and why do we care? CORA is the law allowing the public to access government records. For...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Duthie: Honesty and disclosure at the heart of effective justice

I have always believed that the criminal justice system is based on a pursuit of the truth. The facts, circumstances, background and evidence are unique to each client’s case that a criminal...

DATE: July 8, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

On the Law: Employers are not always right, employees have rights

Most employees make two general assumptions about their workplace rights. First, that employees do not have any rights because we live in an at-will state. Second, that their employer knows the law...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Keeping you and your dog on right side of law

Spring has (finally) sprung, summer is right around the corner and, in Durango, that means people are getting outside, many with their four-legged friends. As we all emerge from our winter dens to...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Plan now to take care of the people you love

If a person has to die, then Colorado is the best place to do it. Colorado’s Legislature has made transferring title about as simple and cost-effective as it can be, but some planning is required. ...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Law

Eighteen days until new overtime law takes effect

Lynn Sholler Business owners and managers, are you prepared to implement the new Fair Labor Standards Act overtime law that will take effect Dec. 1? It’s been in the news for weeks, but perhaps...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Law

States not waiting for reforms to capital punishment

"To kill for murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands. Anyone murdered by brigands, whose...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

Colorado first: Pilot program to allow 'harvesting' precipitation

Colorado follows the doctrine of prior appropriation when it comes to water use. In other words, Colorado is a "first in time is first in right" state. This means that those who apply first for...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

Buying a judge in America: How much money is improper?

In his novel The Appeal, John Grisham told the story of a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice who voted to reverse a huge jury verdict against an equally huge and well-heeled chemical company that...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

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